Wisconsin Right to Life is sponsoring a Concert for Life in commemoration of the more than 53 million lives lost to abortion during the last 40 years. Reflection, prayer and outstanding music will highlight the evening of Friday, January 11 as we recognize the tireless efforts made by the right-to-life community to reverse the tragedy that is Roe v. Wade. This commemoration will not be a fund-raiser, and will not be political.
The event will feature two world-class musical acts: The Grammy-nominated Christian rock band Sanctus Real and Country Music star and outspoken right-to-life advocate Collin Raye — Collin Raye has had 21 singles reach the Billboard Top 10 chart and has sold over eight million albums including his Number 1 hits, Love, Me;In This Life; My Kind of Girl; and I Can Still Feel You.
The concert will be held in the 3,000-seat auditorium at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Tickets are $30 (Gold Circle) and $20 (General Admission) and are available both online and at the Elmbrook Church Bookstore.
Prefer to order your tickets by phone? Call 800-965-9324 -- A nonrefundable service fee applies to phone orders.
In addition to artists Sanctus Real and Collin Raye, the Concert for Life will feature times for reflection and prayer with guest speakers the Most Rev. Donald J. Hying, Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee; Brodie Swanson, Associate Pastor for Children’s and Family Ministry at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield Wisconsin; and Barbara L. Lyons; Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.
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The Elmbrook Church Bookstore can be found just inside the N.E. entrance door of the church at 777 N. Barker Road in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Bookstore hours are Monday 12 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday 9 am to 9 pm, Wednesday 9 am to 7 pm, Thursday 9 am to 7 pm, Friday 9 am to 5pm, Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday 7:30 am to 1 pm.
Gold Circle seating doors will open at 5:45 p.m. General Admission seating doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Event will get underway at 6:45 p.m.
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Wisconsin Right to Life Legislative Conference
Our bi-annual Legislative Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at the Inn on the Park in Madison (directly across from our beautiful State Capitol). You'll receive all the tools and information you need to help in the enactment of new Wisconsin laws that will save lives!
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the Conference itself will begin at 9:00 a.m. We will begin the day with a BIG delicious breakfast. Short workshops will follow, presented by key state legislators and right-to-life leaders to fill you in on the legislation we will be promoting and to give you helpful tips on how to lobby your legislators. We'll head to the Capitol around 11:00 a.m. to meet with your legislators. Your appointment with your legislators will be prearranged for you and our staff will help direct you to their offices.
The elections resulted in a state legislature that is even more pro-life than before! That means much can be accomplished to pass life-saving state legislation that will protect babies and their moms.
The conference will end with a wrap-up session in the Capitol and you will be on your way home about 1:00 pm. For those who might want to stay on, we will arrange for you a tour of our historic state Capitol building.
The cost for the Conference is: Adults $25 / Students $15.
To attend the conference, you must register and pay in advance. Call toll free 877-855-5007 or, locally, 414-778-5780 for more information.
The Registration Form for the Legislative Conference can be found on our website here: http://www.wrtl.org/events/legislativeconference.aspx
Supreme Court get another crack at ObamaCare
As we can painfully recall, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld major segments of the ObamaCare law in June, holding that the requirement for individuals to purchase health insurance is constitutional as a tax on the public. It was a huge blow, made especially more egregious by the re-election of President Obama which means the law will not be repealed.
Early this week, the high Court gave new life to challenges to the law by ordering the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals to rehear arguments brought by Liberty University that the employer mandate to cover drugs and treatments that violate conscience is unconstitutional.
At issue is the religious liberty of the university. “The Fourth Circuit, which traditionally moves quickly, could hear oral arguments in the case next spring,” reports POLITICO's Jenifer Haberkorn. “The school’s lawyers have told POLITICO that they hope to eventually bring the suit back before the Supreme Court.”
The only concrete thing that can be read into this development is that the Court is allowing another crack at scaling back part of this offensive law.
Sick Babies in UK Put on Death Pathway
“Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’”, according to an article published in the Daily Mail, a UK publication. “….the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.”
The article is a stunning admission of so-called “end-of-life” care being carried out in the UK. Known as the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP). the article estimates that “130,000 elderly and terminally-ill adult patients die each year” in this manner. The LCP is currently the subject of an independent inquiry which will now include investigation of sick children being placed on the pathway. The investigation will also “look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced doctors’ decisions.” LCP critics claim that this is “a form of euthanasia, used to clear hospital beds and save the NHS money.”
Several medical professionals describe the patient’s agony when food and fluids are withdrawn. One unnamed doctor “wrote of the agony of watching the protracted deaths of babies” and described “one case of a baby…. whose parents agreed to put it on the pathway. “‘They wish for their child to die quickly once the feeding and fluids are stopped. They wish for pneumonia. They wish for no suffering. They wish for no visible changes to their precious baby. Their wishes, however are not consistent with my experience…the median time from withdrawal of hydration to death was ten days. Parents and care teams are
unprepared for the sometimes severe changes that they will witness in the child’s physical appearance as severe dehydration ensues. I know, as they cannot, the unique horror of witnessing a child become smaller and shrunken, as the only route out of a life that has become excruciating to the patient or to the parents who love their baby.’”
One nurse stated that: “I witnessed a 14-year-old boy with cancer die with his tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth when doctors refused to give him liquids by tube. His death was agonising for him, and for us nurses to watch. This is euthanasia by the backdoor.”
This article is heart-wrenching, and exposes the pressure placed on parents to decide on the death pathway, and its impact on the patient, family and medical professionals. It also exposes the potential for cost-savings by a National Health Service strapped for money. This article is a must-read and can be found here: